Berkshire BioBlitz Activities
In celebration of local biodiversity, Berkshire County’s fourth annual BioBlitz will be held at the Threemile Hill Trail in Great Barrington, Mass., starting at noon on Friday, June 13, and continuing through noon on Saturday, June 14. The BioBlitz is an opportunity for biologists, naturalists, and environmentalists to gather in a given area and in a 24-hour period complete a formal survey of all living species. Approximately 25 scientists will be on hand to explore, identify and educate. The public is encouraged to attend to watch the scientists work, and even participate in collecting and sorting specimens. Each year Berkshire BioBlitz attracts a group of 200 community members, families and school children. A variety of family-friendly, interactive, nature-oriented programs take place during the 24-hour event. Public programs will start at 2 p.m. on Friday, and include a mushroom walk, track and sign tips and tricks and pond life exploration . Later, there will be a Moth-Light demonstration and an Owl Prowl hike. Saturday starts early with an 8 a.m. bird walk, followed by a Native Species walk. At the event’s conclusion at noon, the final species tally will be announced. All programs are free. For information, visit berkshirebioblitz.org.